Watch Alec Empire Discuss the Atari Teenage Riot Reunion
To say the least, I was elated to find out that the punishing sounds of ATR would soon be returning to my life, and coming across this video interview with Empire made it that much more rewarding. The prolific producer shares an astounding amount of backstory and information on his project's reunion -- which is somewhat out of character for the elusive and standoffish artist. He goes in depth about recruiting weirdo MC CX Kidtronik, working on even more new tunes (!), and his connections with electronic music's ever-shifting genres. Footage of a recent, fiery live set from the trio is spliced into the mix. Empire's über-thick German accent may render bits of his verbiage hard to decipher, but the piece is well worth any re-watching that may require.
Atari Teenage Riot hits North America this fall, but doesn't have a San Francisco date scheduled yet -- expect to read about it here if (or, hopefully, when) that changes.
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